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01.03.17

PSPs Fight Fraud with Kount Central

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Industry Speaks

02.10.17

Poll Results: Carmakers and Payments

Carmakers are driving further into payments, whether through mobile parking apps, mobile wallets or retail partnerships. What’s the most lucrative path forward? Our readers respond.

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01.31.17

Poll Results: Chat Bots

With financial institutions, technology companies, retailers and payments networks launching (or planning to launch) chat bots, what does the future hold for the technology? Find out what our readers think.

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01.18.17

Poll Results: Investing to Grow

As 2016 came to a close, we asked our readers: Where will you be investing most to grow your business in 2017?

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12.12.16

Poll Results: U.S. Elections

How much will the Nov. 8, 2016 election in the U.S. affect the payments industry?

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02.15.17

Webinar: Millennials, Paycards and the Future

Access this deep dive into research conducted by the Pay Award-winning paycard provider Global Cash Card Inc. and the Center for Generational Kinetics to find out more about meeting the needs and wants of this digital-first generation.

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02.07.17

Paybefore’s Spotlight Webinar Series

For more than a decade, Paybefore has created the publications of choice for payments industry decision makers. Now you can reach these experts and potential partners live through Paybefore’s new Spotlight Webinar Series.

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11.16.16

Webinar: CFPB Final Rule on Prepaid Accounts: The Rules and Their Short- and Long-Term Impacts

K&L Gates payments lawyers get down to the nitty gritty with the CFPB’s expansive final prepaid accounts rule. Find out what you need to know for your business and earn CLE credit at the same time.

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11.14.16

Webinar: EMV Tokenization

The Smart Card Alliance presented a live Webinar on tokenization, the process of substituting valuable data with a token made up of random alphanumeric characters, and its potential to be a payments security game-changer for its ability to protect sensitive account data for in-store and online transactions.

Research & Analysis

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02.09.17

Viewpoint: The Rise of in-App Commerce

In-app payments are cannibalizing more traditional payments. But to succeed in this environment, retailers and others must recognize that app commerce is different from e-commerce and requires a unique set of payments capabilities to be optimized.

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02.08.17

Prepaid Gains More Love from Canadians, but Bank Execs Might Have Worries

Reloadable prepaid cards are a hit with Canadian consumers, with 95 percent of them saying they are satisfied with the products in 2016. That represents an increase of 22 percentage points from 2015, and stands as the highest satisfaction rate for all payment tools, according to the second annual survey from the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization.

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01.31.17

Trend Watch 2017: Payments Year in Review

Paybefore’s first-ever payments year-in-review report, sponsored by The Bancorp, is available now. Offering an in-depth look at key trends and the Top 10 payments stories from 2016 that will continue to shape the industry in 2017 and beyond, this must-have resource examines everything influencing the industry from the CFPB and Uber to Brexit and Trump and much more.

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01.17.17

Want Consumers to Spend More? Make Sure They Have Gift Cards.

Gift cards are very good for business, and getting better: 75 percent of U.S. consumers using the payment devices in 2016 spent more during their shopping trips than the value stored on those cards, according to a First Data study. That compares with 69 percent in 2015. The average extra spending stands at $27.74 more than the value of the card, the report said.

Spotlight on Companies

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02.16.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Raise

The Chicago-based startup enables consumers to easily purchase and redeem e-gift cards right from their smartphones, essentially turning unwanted e-gifts into a convenient and useful form of digital currency.

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01.24.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: ClassWallet

As companies fight for wallet share, ClassWallet’s focus on bringing efficiency to K-12 education expense management has helped the startup launch a successful digital wallet, prepaid card and online marketplace that could be a springboard to other niche markets.

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06.30.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: AuthenticID

Social media has made it simple for criminals to get their hands on everything from your pet’s name to the model of your first car. Add to that what seem like daily data breaches of sensitive information, and it’s not all that difficult for fraudsters to pretend to be legit customers. Enter AuthenticID, an Atlanta-based authentication specialist that combines government-issued ID information with facial recognition.

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02.11.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: PaySwag

Retailers have long recognized the importance of customer engagement to drive sales and retain customers. But Reno, Nev.-based PaySwag is proving the power of engagement to improve results in a somewhat unexpected sector—bill payments.

Spotlight on People

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08.02.16

Q&A with Susanne Steidl, Wirecard

In late June, Germany-based payments solutions provider Wirecard AG made a major foray into the North American prepaid market, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Pennsylvania-based Citi Prepaid Services. Paybefore recently spoke with Susanne Steidl, managing director, Wirecard Acquiring and Issuing GmbH, about the Citi deal and how the acquisition fits into Wirecard’s overall growth strategy.

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07.26.16

Q&A with Ron Hynes, UniRush LLC

Ron Hynes has been on the job as the new CEO of UniRush LLC less than a month, but he’s already looking ahead. And, he’s not going to let the CFPB’s looming final prepaid rulemaking slow the company down when it comes to innovation and product development. Hynes spoke with Paybefore about what he brings to his new role and why UniRush’s cardholder settlement made him want the CEO job even more.

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06.21.16

Nominate Your Favorite Payments Tech Guru

You weighed in on Women Driving Payments Change, Top 10 Payments Lawyers and the Smartest People in Payments. Now we want to know which chief technology officers deserve the title of Top Payments Tech Guru. Enter your picks by July 1. We’ll tally the top vote-getters and have final voting from the short list next month. The Top Payments Tech Gurus will be featured in our Spring issue of Pay Magazine.

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06.01.16

Q&A with Steve Montross, CPI Card Group

For card manufacturers like CPI Card Group, the U.S. transition to EMV continues to be a top priority. But broader trends like the rise of e-commerce and wearables also are shaping a business that goes well beyond plastic.

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